More Pro problems

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  1. Martyimac macrumors 68000

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  2. SecuritySteve macrumors 6502a

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    I'm definitely not going to even try boot camping again after the fiasco I had. I now have 256 GB of hard drive space that I can't seem to reclaim after a botched boot camp install. (kernel panic during partitioning) I'll have to likely back up my computer, wipe the drive and reformat, then restore from backup to get my space back.
     
  3. iMacDonald macrumors member

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    Sounds very similar to what happened to an iMac (late 2013) at work exactly with that update. After installing the update the first time (and using the machine for several hours) the next boot up was black bios type screen stating the OS "could not be found/loaded" and would be in reboot loop. I could select the boot OS drive from bios type menu (after finding a solution to a similar sounding issue from several years ago on the web). Then it would boot up normally but I had to re-apply the update!

    So this may not just be "Pro" related?

    Also this :"No wonder there are already $500 discounts on the iMac Pro (all but unprecedented for an Apple Mac only a few months old)." reads to me as jumping to conclusions prematurely.
    The discount could simply be as it IS such an expensive computer in the first place rather than just because of teething problems which so far all sound software related. Anything with a higher markup will allow retailers to be a bit more flexible with pricing to shift the units.

    Going by the forum here most problems seem to stem from Bootcamp drivers.

    I never even saw people post about Bootcamp before with regards to iMac. Never knew it was such a big thing to be honest.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Exactly, Apple offer you the option to run other OSes in Bootcamp, that’s it they offer no real support and no promises. Why should they when they spend a lot of time and money on the excellent software they provide with all their hardware.
     
  5. Martyimac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Personally I wouldn't call High Sierra excellent software. Granted it has become better with the updates but MR itself is loaded with High Sierra complaints, gripes and rollbacks. More so than previous OS's it seems to me but that's just my opinion.
     
  6. Mac32 Suspended

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    Bootcamp IS a big deal. I've been using it since I got my first iMac in 2013. If you do some gaming now and then, OSX is not an acceptable option. Windows/Bootcamp worked really well on my previous iMac (late 2012), but Bootcamp support so far for the iMac Pro has been disappointing. I mean, you can use it, but we're definitely not getting the full power out of the GPU (need to use Radeon 580 driver), and you need an external sound card, and Apple's bluetooth peripherals don't work wirelessly.
     
  7. Martyimac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have visited diglloyds site for years and always found his information to be sound and honest. The fact that he put this in his site tells me a LOT!

     
  8. Macshroomer macrumors 65816

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    I dont agree, I have been in this biz (photo) and using these machines decades longer than him and despite the good info he does post, he tends to really rant and has to always find a thing to gripe about. He also gets rather full of himself in regards to his own software offerings that sometimes show bugs themselves.

    In this case, he has been a relatively early adopter of the iMP so there are teething problems with that when software developers like Capture One lag and then we have to deal with a bug barn like High Sierra and the security crap along with it. He was hell bent on calling out Apple in regards to the SoftRAID driver update fiasco (valid) but never mentioned that there is a temporary work around which has worked great, again having to do with the new Security enclave.

    And finally, I am seeing huge gains in the machine I have ( 10x core, 128GB, 2TB, V64) over the other ones that are in my signature. I could be a lemming and follow his advice and just get a 2017 iMac 5K but I know better, I know where this is all going and I know how to best leverage my investment in equipment not only for today but for 3-4 years down the road.

    His primary source of income is not photography but photo centric computer technology blogging and software offerings, not real world, your-life-depends-on-it photo use. So take his rants with a grain of salt, cut through the chaff to get to the wheat and then get on with your day.
     

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